Cody Ray is just beginning his career as a radio personality. A native of Greeneville, TN, Cody has worked behind the scenes at Appalachian Radio Group since 2009. He is currently the host of the “Request Connection”, a mid-day country music show, playing all the classics, old and new, from country and bluegrass music. Cody also serves as the music director of Tri-Cities Top Gun Radio as well as producer of the “Mac’s Medicine Mart Sports Magazine Show”.
Tim White, Executive Coordinator of Song of the Mountains, is a well-known musician, recording artist, radio air personality, concert event promoter and music preservationist. He is native of Central Appalachia and a resident of Blountville, Tennessee.
Tim White was instrumental in the founding of the Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) a non-profit organization promoting the music and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian region. The ACMA operates the Mountain Music Museum and the Pickin’ Porch stage which showcases the music and performers of our region.
In 1986 he painted the now famous 30 x 100 foot mural on State Street in Bristol, VA-TN paying tribute to the Bristol Sessions of 1927. The mural pictures the main players of these historic sessions including Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and Ernest and Hattie Stoneman.
In 2008 Tim performed on the Grand Ole Opry at both the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN with Virginia’s native son, Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys.
Mr. White’s relationships in the music and recording industry, his knowledge of bluegrass and old-time music, and his proven track record in event management and promotion are invaluable to our region.